Subject: Re: Proposal: In-kernel loader + symbol table handler.
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Darren Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/20/2000 23:50:41
In some email I received from Greywolf, sie wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Oct 2000, Anders Magnusson wrote:
> # Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 23:45:44 +0200 (MET DST)
> # From: Anders Magnusson <email@example.com>
> # To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> # Cc: email@example.com
> # Subject: Proposal: In-kernel loader + symbol table handler.
> # Background:
> # The current kernel module system is quite bad. It lacks many of the
> # features that are needed to do something useful with it.
> # Vision:
> # To add full functionality that makes it possible to have a complete
> # dynamic linked kernel. How this will work and its implications will be
> # described in a special paper.
> Will this dynamic loading perform better than the excuse that Solamis
> uses (especially on the SPARC)?
IMHO, the Solaris one is actually quite good. The only problem I have
with it is the number of miscellaneous files in /etc required to boot.